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While phonics certainly are important to reading comprehension, IMHO a teaching technique which the article does not address is described in:

Reasons to Teach Word Stems and Roots[0]

0 - https://mrsrenz.com/reasons-to-teach-word-stems-and-roots/

That is a useful system for middle readers with limited volcabulary to jump into high school / professional reading, but not so good for very early readers. Note how all the grecoroman stems are defined in terms of germanic words, which are phonetic.

The article is concerned with students who find words like "rabbit" challenging, not with students figuring out "neologism".

Point taken.

Perhaps this comment[0] I posted earlier more directly addresses the article's intent in how to help teach reading skills.

0 - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20791015

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